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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 973

$632K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 973

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,560 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Kansas
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612 572 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454 445 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 430 406 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 413 407 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 347 338 5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 346 324 S3 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290 290 7 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 266 262 8 10
TRAMADOL HCL 235 215 9 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232 224 10 22
LISINOPRIL 222 214 11 3
GABAPENTIN 210 202 12 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 205 13 13
NEXIUM 196 196 14 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 172 15 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 159 16 28
SERTRALINE HCL 161 149 16 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 155 18 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 157 19 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 152 20 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152 151 21 20
ATENOLOL 150 150 22 16
METFORMIN HCL 145 142 23 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 113 24 14
NAMENDA 116 116 25 31
SYNTHROID 114 109 26 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 113 113 27 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 111 28 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 99 28 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 108 30 11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107 107 31 140
AMOXICILLIN 105 102 32 101
DIGOXIN 104 104 33 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 94 34 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 92 35 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 87 83 36 58
DIOVAN HCT 86 86 37 145
MELOXICAM 79 67 38 23
GEMFIBROZIL 77 54 39 83
DILTIAZEM ER 77 77 39 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 66 41 25
ALLOPURINOL 76 76 41 29
CLOPIDOGREL 74 74 43 44
CRESTOR 71 70 44 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 71 44 62
CYMBALTA 68 68 46 40
VESICARE 66 66 47 133
ACTOS 65 65 48 119
LOVASTATIN 65 53 48 38
DIOVAN 63 51 50 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 59 50 80
KLOR-CON M10 62 62 52 130
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 60 R 53 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 59 54 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 58 55 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 57 56 57
FINASTERIDE 57 51 56 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 56 56 76
TRAZODONE HCL 57 43 56 48
PROAIR HFA 56 56 60 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 51 60 98
MIRTAZAPINE 56 44 60 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 54 63 68
VERAPAMIL ER 53 37 64 111
DETROL LA 51 51 65 136
PREDNISONE 51 45 65 33
PLAVIX 50 50 67 78
PREMARIN 50 50 R 67 116
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.